Comedy shows outside in the heart of downtown

All summer: new shows, interactive events, and more

Arcade Comedy Theater presents an outdoor, live comedy series in the heart of the Cultural District! Spend your Sunday nights with us enjoying in-person shows that are refreshing, fun, and safe. 

Kicking off June 20th and running through early August, we’re offering two different shows each night at 7PM and 9PM. We are also happy to offer guests the option to BYOB!  

We encourage guests to purchase their tickets online, in advance, as well as review our updated safety guidelines. Read more.

Shows and classes located at

The Trust Oasis
133 Seventh Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Located next door to Proper Brick Oven Pizza, across the street from the Greer Cabaret Theater.

Sunday, June 20 at 7PM

Arcade Comedy Theater presents

Donatella presents Jam with Pride

Arcade Comedy Theater and Donatella present a queer improv jam — the city’s first improv comedy jam since March 2020. Featuring short form improv from performers from around the city. Interested in playing? Performers are encouraged to sign up in advance by filling out this form.

Tickets: $10 per person
LGBTQ+ Performers:
improvisers participating in the jam get free admission and need not reserve a ticket

Sunday, June 20 at 9PM

Arcade Comedy Theater presents

Not So Straight Comedy Show

Presented as part of Arcade Comedy Theater’s Pride celebration, the “Not So Straight” comedy show is co-produced and hosted by Matty Malloy. Featuring stand-up comedy from Paige Polesnak, Kayleigh Dumas, Peggy Walkush and Joe Esch.

Runtime: 60 minutes

9:00PM | $15 | 18+

Sunday, June 27 at 7PM

Arcade Comedy Theater presents

What Do We Do Now?

See the popular podcast live at the Oasis! When theaters and performing arts venues around Pittsburgh started closing their doors in March 2020, musician Nathan Zoob and comedian Alan Olifson both had the same question, “What do we do now?” Now as we tentatively come out of our basements as a city, it seemed only fair to move the podcast out of the basement and in front of an audience. The question is still as relevant as ever, so join as we find out what, exactly, some of Pittsburgh’s favorite performers are doing now!

Runtime: 60 minutes

7:00PM | $15 | 18+

Sunday, June 27 at 9PM

Arcade Comedy Theater presents

Mother Oak presents The Queer Comedy Hour

Pittsburgh comedian & drag queen Mother Oak presents a cavalcade of campy comedy at the Oasis featuring improv from The Butch and the Bi, BrotherSister Friend, and more.

Runtime: 60 minutes

9:00PM | $15 | 18+

Arcade at the Oasis is sponsored by

Very Law

Event Schedule

  • Sunday, June 20 7PM: Donatella Jam with Pride
  • Sunday, June 20 9PM: Not So Straight Comedy Show
  • Sunday, June 27 7PM: What Do We Do Now? Live
  • Sunday, June 27 9PM: Mother Oak’s Queer Comedy Hour
  • Closed for Independence Day
  • Sunday, July 11 7PM: Comedian Gab Bonesso
  • Sunday, July 11 9PM: Coming soon
  • Sunday, July 18 7PM: Improv at the Oasis
  • Sunday, July 18 9PM: The Latchkey Kids
  • Sunday, July 25 7PM: What Do We Do Now? Live
  • Sunday, July 25 9PM: Knights of the Arcade
  • Sunday, August 1 7PM: Real Pittsburgh Stories

Arcade at the Oasis is sponsored by

JD Law

Updated ticketing

This season, ticket prices remain the same ($15 per person), however, patrons must purchase by table. Each show offers 1-person, 2-person, and 3-4 person tables. All of our tables are pre-set and socially distanced.

Another update this year is the addition of a small number of pay as you wish “Lawn Seats.” You can relive old nights at Starlake Amphitheater when you bring your own lawn chair and sit on our “lawn” (turf) located behind the tables. These seats are the furtherest from the stage and closest to the street, so we are letting guests choose the ticket price.